Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 April, 2018 09:48:33 PM
Airports of Sarawak and
distance from town center:
1- Kuching International Airport - 18km south of city
2- Bintulu Domestic Airport - 21km from town
3- Limbang Domestic Airport - 8km from town
4- Miri Domestic Airport - 10km from city
5- Mulu Domestic Airport - 2.4km from Mulu town
6- Sibu Domestic Airport - 24km from town
LIMBANG TOWN, SARAWAK
There are two road border crossing checkpoints in Limbang district, both into Brunei : one at West Limbang and one at East Limbang. (Yes! Many local travellers not familiar with Brunei geography got the illusion of "Two Bruneis" when they travel through Limbang of Malaysia)
The two border checkpoints are :
1- Tedungan (Malaysia) and Kuala Lurah (Brunei): Tedungan is Located 43 km west of Limbang, it is the road crossing into the main part of Brunei from Limbang. The Brunei checkpoint is called Kuala Lurah.
2- Pandaruan (Malaysia) and Puni (Brunei) : Pandaruan checkpoint is located 15 km east of Limbang on the Pandaruan River which forms the border between Sarawak and Brunei's Temburong district. The crossing has to be done by ferry. The checkpoint on the Brunei side is called Puni and operates out of a wooden building located 500m from the ferry landing point.
Bangunan Tamu Limbang
This Tamu or wet market in Limbang
is on the waterfront in the centre of town. Here
is where the locals get fresh vegetables, fruits
and seafood such as crabs, clams.
Limbang’s wet market has an upstairs hawker
centre where you can try the town's speciality,
Limbang rojak , a mixed vegetable dish with a
thick shrimp-based sauce.
This Pasar Tamu is beside Limbang Plaza
where village folks came to sell their local
goods. It is held on every Friday, but
preparations can be seen on Thursday. All
manners of local product are sold ranging from
native traditional medicine, jungle produce,
vegetables, local candies and BBQ satay. The
must-buy item is the ever popular smoked fish - Ikan Tahai.
PLACES OF INTEREST
LIMBANG TOWN 林夢
|The Waterfront of
Previously a place for hawker stalls. The Limbang district office renovated this into a place for people to hang out and allocate a near by place for the hawkers.
and Limbang Plaza
Located at river front between old and new town center. The tallest and biggest shopping centre in Limbang has 123 shops on 3 floors.
This building consists of three components: Purnama Hotel, a shopping mall and various government offices (located right on the top of the mall). Currently the mall have about 50 shopping outlets, with a local supermarket chain, Ngiu Kee as the main tenant.
Hotel Purnama is used as landmark to locate the bus
stop for buses to Kota Kinabalu and Miri because Limbang has no
terminal for long distance buses yet.
|Limbang Regional Museum
The Limbang Regional Museum is located in a fort built by Rajah Charles Brooke in 1897. It is located in the area annexed to Sarawak by the White Rajah in 1890.
20 minutes walk from Hotel Purnama toward South.
|Taman Tasik Bukit Mas
A recreational park with a playground for children, the lake and a barbecue site. Bukit Mas is a 210 meter high limestone outcrop. It has a Buddhist shrine half way to the top. This recreational park set in Limbang's iconic feature Bukit Mas. A favourable place for Limbang residents to spend their evening, doing recreational activities. Various facilities such as children's playground, lake, barbecue site, suspension bridge and toilet.
30 minutes walk from Hotel Purnama toward South.
Pasar Limbang of Limbang Town
Pasar Malam in Limbang
Local food stalls operate from early evening to around midnight.
Near the waterfront off Jalan Buangsiol.
Kg Seberang Kedai, Limbang - view of the distinctive homes and daily life of the villagers.
Right opposite the Limbang town’s waterfront lies this picturesque Malay fishing village on stilts, named Kg. Seberang Kedai (In Malay means "the village opposite the shops").
SK Melayu Pusat
Budget Accommodation in Limbang
Express boat from Limbang to Labuan Island
Malaysian with MyKAD are given a 50% discount on the Rm30 ferry fare to Labuan cause the government subsidies half of the fare. That mean Malaysian only pay Rm15 for for a trip to Labuan Island
Express Boats use the Custum Department's jetty for boarding and embarking. There is no express boat terminal of its own.
There are two express boats between Limbang
and Labuan Island:
1- Lim Pertama Express
2- Royal Limbang No. 1 Express
Both boats are fully air-condition express boat. There is no ticket office in Limbang. Tickets are availabel on sale on a small desk by the road side infront the Immigration Office by the river side. This Immigration office is also the office you need to pass through before boarding the board.
While passing through the Immigration Office, your ticket will be stamped by the custom officer.
More about Express boat terminal in Limbang Town
The Waterfront of Limbang Waterfront
Limbang Water Front was previously a place for hawker stalls. Now made into a clean and beautiful place for people to hang out. The hawkers were moved near to the market.
Express bus stop in Limbang Town
This location is 5 minutes walk from Pernama Hotel. Pernama Hotel and Limba Plaza is the largest building in Limbang and used as a landmark of the town.
Booking counter of Bintang Jaya at Limbang Town
1- Bintang Jaya Express
2- Borneo Express
Bintang Jaya has an agent office in Limbang.
Borneo Express does not has its own office but booking are done through a coffee shop.
Both booking counters
are near by each other and beside the location where the
express busses would stop.
Booking counters and bus stop are 5 minutes walking from Pernama Hotel, the landmark of Limbang Town.
Taman Tasik Bukit Mas
A recreational park with a playground for children, a lake and a barbecue site.
The hill Bukit Mas is a 210 meter high limestone outcrop. It has a Buddhist shrine half way to the top. This recreational park set in Limbang's iconic feature Bukit Mas. The park is a favourable place for Limbang residents to spend their evening, doing recreational activities. Various facilities such as children's playground, lake, barbecue site, suspension bridge and toilet.
How to get there : 30 minutes walk from Hotel Purnama
Limbang Regional Museum
Travelers have to pass through Limbang, Sarawak while traveling overland from Sarawak to Sabah.
From Limbang to Brunei
To/from Tedungan Town border checkpoint of Brunei.
A relatively good road links Limbang with the Tedungan (known as Kuala Lurah on the Brunei side) border checkpoint.
From this checkpoint Tedungan, good roads go all the way to Bandar Seri Begawan.
Tedungan is about 43km from Limbang. Both Brunei and Malaysian immigration procedures can be done at the border.
From Limbang, head south along the Limbang River. Take a right turn after the KM10 point and travel another 13km before taking another right turn (going straight will lead you to Nanga Medamit). The road ends right at the border checkpoint.
Queues can be quite long at the checkpoint, especially during weekends when Bruneians travel in mass to Limbang for some fun. Do the reverse if coming from Brunei.
Limbang's network of roads link it to both the main part of Brunei (where its capital Bandar Seri Begawan is located) to the west and its Temburong district to the east.
Travelling from Limbang to anywhere beyond Brunei, eg to Miri, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu by land will require passing through Brunei with a vilid International Passport.